The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has declared the candidate of All Progressive Congress(APC), Biodun Oyebanji has the winner of the 2022 Ekiti Governorship election.
Oyebanji was declared the winner after polling total votes of 185, 057 to defeat his two closest rivals- Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party who polled 82, 211 and Bisi Kolawole of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who had a total votes of 67, 457
The APC candidate was declared winner by Kayode Oyebode, returning officer for the election, who announced the result in the early hours of Sunday.
“That Abiodun Abayomi Oyebanji of APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected,” Oyebode said.
Oyebanji had, in his manifesto, said said his focus areas will include youth development, job creation, MSME finance support, and sports development.
“Our proposed strategic pillars of action are all interlinked. We are ensuring that there is sufficient investment, and attention given to the specific areas we believe have the potential to create opportunities, improve well-being and deliver sustainable growth for everyone; from our elderly, to our youth, to our women, our workers at state and local government levels, our small and micro business owners, our investors, our teachers and our lecturers; and of course, our children,”he said.
“Let me remind you that there is no magic wand to build our state, and that the sustainable progress we want will not happen overnight.
“We have been on a long journey to reclaim our land and restore our values. It is now time to hunker down and sustain all our gains.
“That is why it is important that we encourage policies that keep the state working in partnership with our people.
The former secretary to the state government (SSG) won 15 out of the 16 local government in the state